Sunshine Students To settle Arson Case Out Of Court
Parents of the Eight Sunshine Secondary School students arrested on Friday night have been given a week to reach an out-of court settlement with the school’s management or have their children charged with attempted arson.
The students lawyers, had earlier on applied to have their plea deferred to allow their parents conclude an out of court settlement with the school’s management over the arrest for the withdrawal of its complaint against the students.
Their lawyers Cliff Ombeta and Jason Ombioga had informed the court that the negotiations commenced on Saturday immediately following the arrest of the students on Friday night for attempting to burn their dorm.
The students drawn from form one to three, were later released into their parents’ custody by Chief Magistrate Lucy Gitari on personal bonds of Sh50,000 each.
Twenty eight students from Rongai Boys school in Nakuru County linked to attempted torching of a dormitory denied the charges and were released on a cash bail of 10,000 shillings each or a bond of 50,000 shillings each.